Facebook answers green critics with datacentre design disclosure

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Facebook answers green critics with datacentre design disclosure – Facebook has launched a major new initiative designed to share its server and datacentre designs with rivals, in a move that the company claims could save enough energy to power over 100,000 homes.

The Open Compute Project (OCP) will allow the wider IT industry to access the design secrets behind the social network’s new datacentre in Prineville, Oregon, which the company says uses 38 per cent less power than existing server farms.

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Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said that engineers have been working for the past 18 months on new designs that would fit large-scale computing needs while significantly enhancing energy efficiency.

Read More: http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/2042431/facebook-answers-green-critics-datacentre-design-disclosure

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